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.NET Framework Class Library
ManagementBaseObjectGetPropertyValue Method

Gets an equivalent accessor to a property's value.

Namespace:   System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)
Public Function GetPropertyValue ( _
	propertyName As [%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%] _
) As [%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_1%]
public [%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] GetPropertyValue(
	[%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_1%] propertyName
[%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%]^ GetPropertyValue(
	[%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]^ propertyName
member GetPropertyValue : 
        propertyName:[%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] -> [%$TOPIC/9edzxths_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%]


Type: SystemString

The name of the property of interest.

Return Value

Type: SystemObject
The value of the specified property.

.NET Framework Security

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.


The following example lists all the names of the processes running on the local computer. The code uses the GetPropertyValue method to get the process names.

Imports System
Imports System.Management

Class Sample
    Public Overloads Shared Function _
        Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer 

        ' Get the WMI class 
        Dim processClass As New ManagementClass( _

        Dim classObjects As ManagementObjectCollection
        classObjects = processClass.GetInstances()

        For Each classObject As ManagementObject _
            In classObjects

            Console.WriteLine( _
                classObject.GetPropertyValue( _


    End Function 
End Class
using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
    public static void Main() 

        // Get the WMI class
        ManagementClass processClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_Process");

        ManagementObjectCollection classObjects;
        classObjects = processClass.GetInstances();

        foreach (ManagementObject classObject in

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
.NET Framework Security

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.